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Man whose wrong testicle removed to get $870,000

A Pennsylvania jury has awarded $870,000 to a man whose urologist removed the wrong testicle.


Dr. Zorba Paster: Learning about a mistake helps with healing, closure

Apparently, an artery was nicked during the surgery and the woman almost bled out and died. They saved her. They did a good job but they failed in one aspect …


OHSU surgeon dropped tool on patient’s spinal cord, lawsuit claims

A 59-year-old man has filed a $22 million lawsuit against Oregon Health & Science University and one of its surgeons, alleging he was left paralyzed when the doctor twice dropped …


Jury finds no wrongdoing in Cloninger death

A jury absolved anesthesiologist Dr. Kim Chen and Deaconess Hospital from wrongdoing in the death of Spokane architect Glen Cloninger on Monday.


Suit against doctor yields $813,000

A Spokane jury awarded $813,000 this week to a woman whose foot was amputated following the wrong diagnosis by a local physician. It was the second time a jury heard …


Court grants appeals from 2 people without lawyers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Well-heeled clients pay tens of thousands of dollars to hit the legal jackpot — Supreme Court review of their appeals. But on Tuesday, the court decided to …


One-fifth of malpractice claims succeed

Only 1 in 5 malpractice claims against doctors leads to a settlement or other payout, according to the most comprehensive study of these claims in two decades. But while doctors …


Wash. court tosses 90-day warning for malpractice

The state Supreme Court said Thursday it’s unconstitutional to require 90 days notice before suing a doctor, marking the second time in less than a year the court has rejected …


Court throws out medical malpractice law

The state Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously threw out a 2006 law that requires an injured patient to get a certificate of merit from an expert before they can sue …


‘Clearly Medicine Is As Much Art As Science’

Our expatriate daughter called in a panic from New York. Something was wrong with her foot. “I got up in the morning, and it hurt so much I almost couldn’t …


Erring Hospital Ordered To Halt Elective Surgery

A hospital where doctors amputated the wrong foot of a diabetic man was ordered Friday to suspend elective surgery, state regulators said. The problems at University Community Hospital that led …


Fund Helps Offset Tainted Blood Supply

The government, pharmaceutical companies and blood centers have created a $175 million fund for 1,300 Germans infected with the AIDS virus from tainted blood products, officials said Wednesday. But a …